It is a truth universally acknowledged that book bloggers are incredibly lovely people that work damn hard.
Book blogging can be a tough gig. Sometimes you feel that you’re flying high and winning at the internet, and other times it feels like you put in so much effort and don’t get much back for it.
For this reason, it’s so important that we support each other! Luckily, at its core, this community is so wonderfully friendly and passionate, to the point where I regularly feel like giving you guys a huge warm squishy bear hug. Yup, and you’re just going to have to take it!
I’m Becky, and I like warm hugs, just like Olaf!
I will be forever grateful for the love and support I’ve received since stumbling into this part of the internet six years ago, and now, I couldn’t even imagine my life without book bloggers in it!
So when I saw that May was going to be hosting the 2019 Book Bloggers Awards, I thought it was an awesome opportunity to try and give back/shout from the rooftops about some of the amazing bloggers I’ve met along the way! You can read May’s post here for more information on how the awards work!
Also, I would just like to say I wish I could nominate !!!everyone!!! for this, but there are only a limited number of categories, and of course, this is not how awards work. Please don’t feel disheartened if your blog isn’t listed, because that doesn’t mean I don’t love your blog! More likely, it is proof of my brain is a holey chunk of cheese with a poor memory. *
*I’m already getting anxiety that after I publish this post I will think of a tonne of people I’ve missed and start sobbing in anguish.
So, onto my nominations (and lots of gushing)!
BEST OF THEIR AGE
Best Pre-Teen/Teen Book Blogger (13-19)
Kelly from Another Book in the Wall is an amazing teen blogger! She’s seriously so wise and level headed beyond her years and creates amazing blogging content. She’s also set up a teen book blogger directory to highlight young voices which I think is amazing. It makes her perfect for this category!
Best Adult Book Blogger (20+)
Cristina at Girl in the Pages has been my book blogging buddy for a looooong time. I think we both have a very similar approach to blogging and like detailed reviews as well as analysing current book blogging trends. She’s an amazing all-around blogger with both awesome reviews and discussions, and I couldn’t imagine the book blogging community without her!
BEST OF BOOK BLOGGING
Best Book Reviews
Cait at Paper Fury does the most incredible book reviews. As a general rule, I tend to like more serious/in-depth reviews in comparison to full-on fangirl reviews, but Cait somehow combines the two PERFECTLY. She normally has me both in awe of her writing and insight yet also snorting out loud at her wit and enthusiasm!
Best Book Recommendations
I legit cannot pick any one person for this topic because you are ALL amazing, and I get all of my excellent book recommendations from you!
Best Discussion Posts
Vicky at Vicky Who Reads is a brilliant blogger. Her discussion posts on important topics always get people (including me) thinking and help start conversations that then span multiple blogs and platforms! I always feel like I learn a lot from her!
Best Blog Aesthetic
CV from The Quiet Pond has definitely earned her place in her category, and more! Her blog is utterly unique, with stunning graphics she has created herself, including her very own characters who inhabit the pond that have their own personalities. So, so creative!
Best Blogging/Writing Voice
I feel like Ioana from Dragon Waffles has such a natural, fun and hilarious blogging voice! Every sentence is like a rainbow of awesomeness and I always end up giggling through her posts because she has such a way with words. This lovely lady is one to watch!
Most Engaged in the Community
Marie’s at Drizzle and Hurricane Books is so wonderful and always has amazing content, but what impresses me the most is how much time and effort she takes to blog hop and speak to so many other bloggers in the community, it’s really incredible! She makes everyone feel so welcome whether they’ve been blogging for years or are just starting out!
Kat from Novels and Waffles is just so lovely, kind, friendly and talented! Her blog gives me heart eyes every time I visit it, her waffle theme is drool-worthy and the related puns are so on point! I always look forward to her posts every time they drop in my inbox, and Kat is also incredibly kind and supportive. She could have fit in any of these categories, to be honest. It was hard to pick just one!
Friendliest Member of the Community
This has 110% got to be Olivia at Purely Olivia. She is the FRIENDLIEST, kindest and most enthusiastic soul I have come across in the community and her posts always make me feel so happy and positive! The book blogging community is so much better for having her in it and I do a little happy dance every time a new post of hers lands in my inbox. 🙂
Best at Promoting Diverse Books
I have to go with our book blogging awards host May from Forever and Everly for this one, because she is 100% my number one go-to for diverse book recommendations! Her reviews are fabulous and she always makes me want to pick up what she reads! I get so many amazing diverse recs from her and I’m so glad I came across her blog!
Best New Book Blogger (started blog after August 2018)
For this category, I’m choosing Lauren from Twenty Seven Letters! I stumbled across Lauren’s blog a few months ago, and I always find her post so detailed, thought-provoking and refreshing! I can’t believe she’s been blogging for such a short period of time because she writes posts like a pro, and is a lovely human too!
Best Small Book Blogger (under 1,000 followers)
Sophie at Me and Ink definitely deserves a nomination in this category! She is an incredible blogger who writes amazing content from reviews, tags, discussions and more! She’s unapologetically enthusiastic in her own blog posts and in supporting others in the community. She really deserves all the followers and you should definitely check her page out!
Best Overall Book Blogger
Out of everyone I nominated, I had to pick Marie for this one, she’s just such an amazing all-round blogger, with great review and discussion posts, a friendly and welcoming personality, and she’s incredibly active in the community too!
So that’s a wrap! Good luck to everyone who has been nominated and keep up your amazing blogging work!